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Starting School


Beginning Readers

Lucky School Bus by Melinda Melton Crow

Monster School: First Day Frights by David Keane

The First Day of School by Margaret McNamara

Tony Baloney: School Rules by Pam Munoz Ryan 


Easy Fiction

Butterflies in My Stomach and Other School Hazards by Serge Bloch

Off to First Grade by Louise Borden 

First Grade, Here I Come! By Nancy Carlson

It’s Your First Day of School, Annie Claire by Nancy Carlstrom

Marco Goes to School by Roz Chast

I Am Too Absolutely Small for School by Lauren Child

Kindergarten Rocks! by Katie Davis

Brand-New Pencils, Brand-New Books by Diane De Groat

Dinosaur Starts School by Pamela Edwards

Chu’s First Day of School by Neil Gaiman

Back to School Tortoise by Lucy George

Chicken Chickens Go to School by Valeri Gorbachev

It’s My School by Sally Grindley

Kindergarten Countdown by Anna Hays

Dear Teacher by Amy Husband 

Off to Kindergarten by Tony Johnston

Henry in Love by Peter McCarty 

Eliza’s Kindergarten Surprise by Alice McGinty 

Enrico Starts School by Charlotte Middleton  

Happy School Year! By Susan Milord 

Fancy Nancy: JoJo’s First Day Jitters by Jane O’Connor 

Amelia Bedelia’s First Day of School by Herman Parish 

A Pirate’s Guide to First Grade by James Preller 

First Day of School by Anne Rockwell 

Ham and Pickles: First Day of School by Nicole Rubel 

Oliver and His Alligator by Paul Schmid 

We Love Our School!: A Read-Together Rebus Story by Judy Sierra 

The Rattlesnake Who Went to School by Craig Strete

My Kindergarten by Rosemary Wells 

Harry and the Dinosaurs Go to School by Ian Whybrow

Tucker’s Four-Carrot School Day by Susan Winget 

The Night before First Grade by Natasha Wing 

The Night before Kindergarten by Natasha Wing 

The Night before Preschool by Natasha Wing 

This School Year Will Be the Best! by Kay Winters 

Mom, It’s My First Day of Kindergarten by Hyewon Yum 

Emily’s First Day of School by Sarah York


Kits for Families in Change

(Ask for them at the Youth Services reference desk)

Starting Preschool

Starting Kindergarten


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